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Re: [TowerTalk] WSJ: Home copper thefts rise

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Subject: Re: [TowerTalk] WSJ: Home copper thefts rise
From: "Jim Chaggaris" <>
Date: Thu, 7 Sep 2006 21:24:07 -0500
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I'm sorry to hear that your break-in.  

Unfortunately, that's what's happening and it's not going to get any better.
Today, finished copper closed above +/- $4.16/lb.

They'll steal anything that's around.

Jim N9WW
James Chaggaris
PowerOne Corp.
1020 Cedar Avenue
Suite 110
St. Charles, IL 60174
Phn: 630-443-6500
Fax: 630-443-6505
Cell: 630-669-2241

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Sent: Thursday, September 07, 2006 9:05 PM
Subject: Re: [TowerTalk] WSJ: Home copper thefts rise

I just had a storage shed at my home broken into. All my many years'
collection of heliax, coax, wire for radials, etc. was stolen - probably
about $1000 worth. They left my nice expensive mountain bike, tools, etc. -
they just wanted the copper. Too bad the metal recycler places don't seem to
ask anyone for ID, they just want the copper, too.


-----Original Message-----
>From: "Rob Atkinson, K5UJ" <>
>Sent: Sep 6, 2006 9:24 AM
>Subject: [TowerTalk] WSJ: Home copper thefts rise
>Today's Wall St. Jour. on p. D1 reports that the record high scrap copper 
>price is causing a wave of copper thefts from homes across the U.S.   Most 
>of the thefts involve ravaging outdoor central air conditioners to get the 
>tubing and compressor, which can fetch a nice amount of money for a few 
>minutes of work.  These thefts are taking place, not only at unoccupied 
>homes but even when the homeowners are there.   Homes with exposed crawl 
>spaces holding copper water pipe are at risk.   Theives are crawling under 
>and hacking out the pipe when homeowners are away, even for just a few 
>hours, doing thousands of dollars of damage to air conditioning and 
>plumbing.   homeowners are adivsed to put locked covers over their air 
>conditioners and enclose crawl spaces.  Hams:  Keep an eye on your 
>copper--strap, feedline, radials.  other metals are reported as high scrap 
>value as well such as steel and aluminum.
>rob / k5uj
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